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Youth football coach arrested Youth football coach arrested

Weapon, drug related offenses
LEBANON -- A volunteer youth football coach was recently arrested on drug possession charges, and the league decided to allow him to continue to coach.

Lebanon Youth Football & Cheer Inc. Coach Randall Jerod McFarland was charged with possession of firearm during commitment of a felony, drug paraphernalia and possession and manufacture with intent for resale following a stop by the Wilson County Sheriff's Department on September 11.

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  • Youth football coach arrested Youth football coach arrested

    Weapon, drug related offenses
    LEBANON -- A volunteer youth football coach was recently arrested on drug possession charges, and the league decided to allow him to continue to coach.

    Lebanon Youth Football & Cheer Inc. Coach Randall Jerod McFarland was charged with possession of firearm during commitment of a felony, drug paraphernalia and possession and manufacture with intent for resale following a stop by the Wilson County Sheriff's Department on September 11.

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  • Co-worker threatens man with box cutter Co-worker threatens man with box cutter

    Thirty-year-old Omar Abdi, of Nashville, was arrested by Mt. Juliet police and booked into the Wilson County Jail Monday after threatening to cut a co-worker's throat with a box cutter.

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  • Educator Reavis laid to rest Monday Educator Reavis laid to rest Monday

    LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services were held Monday morning, Oct. 27 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery to honor the life of longtime Wilson County School Teacher Cindy Greer Reavis, 53, who died Friday after a long battle with breast cancer.

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  • Fighting back vs. breast cancer Fighting back vs. breast cancer

    Boobs, breasts, glands, tatas, second base. No matter what you call them, it's important to understand "the girls" are more than a punchline in a Benny Hill skit.

    October is the month pink can be seen everywhere. From pink buckets filled with fried chicken to pink containers of yogurt, there's no end to the ways some show support in the fight against breast cancer.

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  • MJ Sr. Center to get donated facility MJ Sr. Center to get donated facility

    Developer to include it in complex
    The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center's dream home is on the way, thanks to a plan revealed Thursday night at the city Planning Commission's October meeting. The commissioners unanimously recommended the plan for approval by the City Commission, possibly at the City Commission's upcoming meeting next Monday night, Oct. 27.

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MJ Sr. Center to get donated facility
MJ Sr. Center to get donated facility

Developer to include it in complex
The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center's dream home is on the way, thanks to a plan revealed Thursday night at the city Planning Commission's October meeting. The commissioners unanimously recommended the plan for approval by the City Commission, possibly at the City Commission's upcoming meeting next Monday night, Oct. 27.

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Who is looking out for Lebanon?
Who is looking out for Lebanon?

West Wilson booms, city seeks recruiter
The City of Lebanon is searching for someone to take the reins of economic development and recruitment.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that three interviews with potential candidates have been held, but no decision has been made at present time. Currently, Craighead is filling in when he can to promote the city.

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Early voting opens Oct. 15
Early voting opens Oct. 15

Early voting in the Federal and State General Election and Wilson County General Election began Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The three early voting locations include: the Wilson County Election Commission in Lebanon, Gladeville Community Center and Mt. Juliet Community Center. Each location will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 30.

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City may add Eastgate firehouse - eventually

LEBANON -- The next new firehouse in Lebanon may be built on South Eastgate Court, according to approvals given by Lebanon City Council at its most recent meeting, but that doesn't mean construction will begin anytime soon.

The council voted to approve, on first reading, funding for consulting architectural, engineering and design services for the proposed fire house on South Eastgate.

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Under Armour will build 24/6
Under Armour will build 24/6

City OKs round-the-clock work except Sunday
MT. JULIET -- Under Armour's coming to town, and Mt. Juliet city employees are excited.

They're so excited, in fact, that since the development site's neighbors are all industrial rather than residential, the city has issued special permits allowing the developers to work on construction 24 hours a day.

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Superspeedway deal deadline extended

NeXovation, Inc. pays to extend period
The proposed buyer and seller of the Nashville Superspeedway agreed this week to again extend the purchase deadline to allow for additional research.

But it's going to cost them.

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Cameras, computers are missing
Cameras, computers are missing

WCSB to require greater accountability
Wilson County School District is missing $49,296.54 worth of assets from several of its schools. And no, there is no reported burglary or theft involved.

Each year, the Wilson County School Board requires each school to complete an inventory of all the equipment and furniture it claimed on the previous year's inventory, plus any newly-purchased equipment. The report was presented to the board at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 6.

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MJ Cheddar's theft suspect apprehended | theft, Mt. Juliet, MJPD, Cheddar's Casual Cafe
MJ Cheddar's theft suspect apprehended

A vigilant Mt. Juliet police officer, investigating a suspicious car at a city park last night, located a man who had just grabbed the cash drawer from Cheddar's Casual Café, according to police.

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I-40 wreck kills four

Four people were killed and four were injured Friday night in a 6-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 eastbound near Exit 232 at Hwy. 109.

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6,000 Boy Scouts to bring $3.5M

Thousands of young men and their families will begin arriving in Lebanon today for the Boy Scouts of America's 2014 Middle Tennessee Jamboree - an event expected to bring millions of dollars into Wilson County.

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EMTAR, agents considering firearms for safety

Local real estate agents have been discussing safety after recent events have grabbed national headlines.

And some have taken their personal safety into their own hands, literally.

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Lebanon gastroenterologist fighting colon cancer himself | Lebanon, colon cancer, Sherry's Run, cancer, doctor, Lebanon Digestive Disease
Lebanon gastroenterologist fighting colon cancer himself

A local doctor whose specialties include colon cancer is now battling the disease himself.

Representatives with Lebanon Digestive Disease Associates say Dr. Donald Cole has undergone a successful surgery for a previously undetected colon cancer.

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It's official - Under Armour is coming
It's official - Under Armour is coming

MT. JULIET -- Gov. Bill Haslam made it official Thursday, Oct. 2 confirming in a "significant economic development announcement" at Beckwith Farms West that the sports clothing giant Under Armour will be locating a major new $100 million warehousing complex at the site near Mt. Juliet's newest I-40 exit.

The announcement was "significant" indeed - it means that Under Armour will be bringing about 1,500 new jobs to Mt. Juliet and West Wilson County, according to Haslam.

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Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'
Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'
Jennings
Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'

Watertown Mayor responds to audit findings
Watertown city government is "under a cloud," according to Mayor Mike Jennings, as an investigation by the state comptroller's office alleges almost $22,000 was stolen from city coffers over a two-and-a-half-year period - an allegation city officials dispute.

In a report issued on Sept. 29, the comptroller's office says that $21,773 was "stolen" in a "theft scheme" that went undetected between Jan.1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.

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Prescription drug abuse hits home
Prescription drug abuse hits home

The next big thing in illegal narcotics
The trend of abusing and selling prescription drugs has become "an epidemic" in recent years according to Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen.

The problem is so widespread, that nine years ago the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led a National Drug Take Back Day initiative. The Lebanon Police Department participated in a Drug Take-Back on Saturday and collected 21 pounds of pills that could have had a harmful effect on individuals or the environment if left unneeded, exposed or disposed of in the water system.

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